Kate has loved reading and writing romance since she bought a Nora Roberts book for $0.25 at a garage sale in high school and discovered the love story didn’t have to be the subplot. Mind. BLOWN. Since then she’s ghostwritten independently published contemporary romance novels for various clients. Her first novel under her own name, The Last Big Fake, was published by Boroughs Publishing Group in April 2021.

Kate is also the co-founder and marketing director at Sonder & Spark Publishing, a digital romance publisher centering love stories about community, adventure, and a bit of rebellion.

Prior to a certain pandemic, Kate worked in the arts as a marketing associate at two of Oregon’s largest performing arts companies (Portland Center Stage at the Armory and Oregon Ballet Theatre). Kate helped each story find it’s perfect audience via social media, earned media, partnerships, and advertising. More importantly, she learned from all sorts of fierce, funny, brave, transformative storytellers. She’s passionate about using storytelling to bring more joy and hope into people’s lives.

She holds a B.A. from American University in political science, with a minor in communications, and works with Women for the Win and Her Bold Move.